Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

Homeownership

First Time Homebuying Coaching

We can help you navigate the path to homeownership with our certified housing counselors. Download or complete the Intake Form online to start the process.

Individual Development Account (IDA)

The Individual Development Account (IDA) is a monetary incentive designed to assist potential homeowners in saving for the purchase of their home. Enrollment in the IDA program is on a first-come-first-served basis. Potential participants may enroll at Grassroots Community Development and participate in its housing coaching program. An IDA participant’s savings of up to $1,000 will be matched 2:1 at house closing upon providing a complete request for match funds as specified in this policy. A participant may not receive more than $2,000 in match funds, and match funds are only available for the purchase of a house.

Financial Literacy Classes

The Financial Literacy Workshop is a program that was developed to help the participant navigate through the homebuying process. The program consists of six, 2-hour classes that cover a variety of topics such as managing daily and monthly expenses, saving for emergencies, how to establish and improve credit ratings, and taking care of home investments. Information is also shared on how to identify the best loan products.

Sponsorship

Financial Education supported in part by the Unite Way of Waco-McLennan County

Homebuyer Education Classes

The Homebuying Education Workshop is designed to assist future homeowners in navigating the path to homeownership. It also is an opportunity to begin utilizing the tools gained from the Financial Literacy training. One is not a prerequisite for the other but highly recommend. This workshop is a one time, 5-hour session. Participants learn firsthand from various professionals about information needed in order to purchase a home. Some of the speakers include housing counselors, lenders, realtors, home inspectors, home insurance agents, as well as estate planning specialists.

Construction

We have built 67 single family homes ranging in size from 1200 to 2200 square feet, 2 bedroom 2 bath to 4 bedroom 3.5 bath. We can customize a home for you. Call the office or use the interest form below to set up an appointment to discuss your future home.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development2 days ago
Parents and Students of Waco ISD: Meet the Teacher Events are happening on campuses this Thursday and Saturday. Check out the flyer below for more details.
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 days ago
Grassroots is delighted that one of our Community Organizers, Deshauna Hollie received the first Henrietta Napier Changemaker Award in Education!!! Read more details below.

The winner of the Henrietta Napier Changemaker Award in Education is DeShauna Hollie.
Hollie works at Grassroots Community Development, and she spent 10 years teaching young children at Talitha Koum. She has promoted effective early childhood care and education by considering the traumatic stress experienced by many children. After a decade of addressing social and emotional needs while teaching, DeShauna made a move to community organizing in North Waco with Grassroots Community Development. Here she continues to advocate for children and families while building bridges across sectors. Hollie considers a supportive neighborhood as part of a healthy childhood experience.

Congratulations DeShauna!
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development3 days ago
Parent Connect is a group at Alta Vista Elementary who strongly believes that parents can support each other as their kids go to school together. Interested in learning more? Read about it and how to get involved here, https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/parent-connect